DFW Area Marathons & 5K's [Fall 2021]
We know there are those of you out there who believe "running is fun..." For you we've curated this list of 5K's, half marathons and marathons happening here in DFW through the month of November.
Oktoberfest Run Und Ride
Saturday, September 25 2021 @ 9:00am - Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth
Kick off Oktoberfest season with this celebration in the heart of Fort Worth. Oktoberfest Run Und Ride is an annual celebration with Oktoberfest Fort Worth-featuring a 20-Mile Urban Bike Ride, 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. In addition to the usual race swag, participants of any of the Oktoberfest Run Und Ride events receive a FREE 3-day pass to Oktoberfest Fort Worth. And remember, dressing in lederhosen is recommended for this race!
There are several beneficiaries including Leukemia of Texas and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Frisco Arts Walk and Run
Saturday, October 2 2021 @ 8:30am - Hall Park in Frisco
You can support the Arts at Frisco's Arts Walk and Run happening the first weekend of October. Runners will be surrounded by inspiring, award-winning sculptures of the Hall Collection at Hall Park, and will even get to run past the future site of the Frisco Performing Arts Center. There will also be performances and interactive arts along the route from Frisco's talented arts community.
Proceeds from the event benefit Frisco Arts, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the arts through advocacy, outreach and education.
Celebration White Rock
Thursday, October 14 2021 @ 6:00pm - White Rock Lake, Dallas
Sign up to run either a 5K or a 10K along the shores of White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. You'll get a great view of the sunset over the lake as you run and then can enjoy the post-run party with local food and drinks afterward.
Proceeds from the race benefit the White Rock Lake Conservancy to keep the area enjoyable and beautiful!
TXFallenPD Tribute Event
Saturday, October 16 2021 @ 8:00am - The Shops at Highland Village in Highland Village
You can "Back the Blue" by participating in this year's TXFallenPD Tribute Event which supports the Texas Police Chiefs Association's Foundation, an organization that provides monetary assistance to families of Texas officers killed in the line of duty.
You can participate in either the 5K or the Citizen Bike Race, plus there will be family-friendly activities back at the Shops including a kids zone, a Touch-a-Truck area, and wellness activities.
Annual Run for Retrievers 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, October 30 2021 @ 9:00am - Roanoke Town Hall, Downtown Roanoke
Dress your dogs in costume and head to the Annual Run for Retrievers being held in Downtown Roanoke this year. The race benefits the Dallas/Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue which adopts out 250-300 labs a year. All dogs are welcome at this race and humans will be able to celebrate with awards, candy, and costume contest prizes once the running is finished.
Fort Worth Marathon
Sunday, November 7 2021 @ 7:00am - Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Marathon is a Full and Half Marathon annual fundraiser to benefit the Run Like a Cheetah program in Tarrant County which is dedicated to ending childhood obesity. Both races will start and end at Panther Island Pavilion.
And for those of you interested in qualifying for the Boston Marathon, this is the fastest, flattest Boston qualifier in North Texas!
Saturday, November 13 2021 @ 8:00am - Flower Mound High School in Flower Mound
We've participated in this event in the past and it's a great local event held in memory of former Town of Flower Mound employee, Dorothy Walkup, who lost her battle with Multiple Sclerosis in November 2004. Each year Dorothy's Dash raises money to benefit the Lone Star Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Trinity River Run
Saturday, November 13 2021 @ 4:00pm - Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas
If you want to participate in the Trinity River Run's Half Marathon, we suggest you sign up soon! The Sunset Half Marathon is one of the most beautiful courses starting at Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and then making your way through both old and new Dallas.
This year the race's charity partner is Music Is Our Weapon, whose mission is to apply music as a catalyst to increase quality of life, elevate emotional well-being, and positively impact development.
Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Sunday, November 14 2021 @ 7:30am - Toyota Music Factory in Irving
Run along the Campion Trails of Las Colinas in the Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon, 10K or 5K. After you finish your USATF certified course, stay for the post-race party that they claim you won't want to miss.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the Irving Police Association, supporting their police officers and families in time of need.
Pumpkin Spice 5K, 10K & Half
Sunday, November 20 2021 @ 7:30am - Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth
Are you a fan of pumpkin spice? Then this race is for you whether you want to participate in the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon. And this year you can choose to participate in person or virtually.
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